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The Importance of Machinery Maintenance

In the manufacturing world, machinery and equipment are critical to operational efficiency and product quality. Therefore, regular maintenance is vital to ensuring longevity and reliability, to keep machinery running at peak performance.

There are a lot of factors to consider when undertaking machinery maintenance, but one of the most important is correct lubrication. Friction, heat, wear and tear, metal to metal contact, are all threatening issues that can slow machines down, reduce their lifespan, and cause extra costs with repairs or even the need to purchase a new piece of equipment.

So, what are the benefits of lubrication?

  1. Longer lifespan – regular and proper lubrication creates a protective barrier that prevents breakdowns caused by friction and maximises the lifespan of machinery. Applying quality lubrication also helps with reducing energy consumption caused by unnecessary friction.
  2. Prevents failures due to overheating – extreme friction will cause your machinery to over-heat. By slowing down friction, it is less likely that your equipment will become damaged.
  3. Better performance – lubrication ensures a smoother operation, which contributes to a more efficient operation overall.
  4. Cost-saving – investing in regular lubrication maintenance is a lot more cost-effective than repairing or replacing machinery. Choosing the right lubrication is key, Brit Lube can provide expert advice on the best lubrication for each application.

It is important to invest in quality lubrication for your machinery, it is also just as important to understand that different types of equipment require different types of lubrication. It might be that you are using the wrong lubricant for the job, or the right lubricant applied incorrectly. We have a full range of conventional and specialist lubricants to suit all industries and applications. Have a look at our wide range of products here.

Our team can help you select the right lubrication product for your equipment. Speak to us today!